[mythtv-users] Centos Lirc mceusb blaster issue

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 18:01:49 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Chris Tepe <cstepe at ctdataservices.com> wrote:
>  I have my backend running Centos.  I'm trying to setup a mce transceiver
> for controlling my 2 set top boxes.  But I can no seem to get it to work.
>  if i run irw it will see the remote but issuing any irsend commands seem to
> do nothing.  I do not get any errors and nothing is in the log files.  I
> tested my hardware on a mythdora front end that had just an mce remote and
> everything worked I verfied the emitter worked with a digital camera.  So
> I'm left with a config issue on my backend.
> Here is the info on my backend
> [root at mythcentos ~]# uname -a
> Linux mythcentos.tepehome.info 2.6.18-194.17.1.el5.centos.plus #1 SMP Thu
> Sep 30 19:27:35 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> [root at mythcentos ~]# rpm -qa | grep lirc
> lirc-0.8.6-85_cvs20090909.el5
> lirc-kmdl-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5.centos.plus-0.8.6-85_cvs20090909.el5
> lirc-devices-0.8-4.el5
> liblirc_client0-0.8.6-85_cvs20090909.el5
> [root at mythcentos ~]# lsmod | grep lirc
> lirc_mceusb            20356  0
> lirc_dev               16664  1 lirc_mceusb
> [root at mythcentos ~]# dmesg | grep lirc
> lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 61
> lirc_mceusb: Windows Media Center Edition USB IR Transceiver driver for LIRC
> 1.90
> lirc_mceusb: Daniel Melander <lirc at rajidae.se>, Martin Blatter
> <martin_a_blatter at yahoo.com>, Dan Conti <dconti at acm.wwu.edu>
> lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 0
> lirc_mceusb[2]: Topseed Technology Corp. eHome Infrared Transceiver on
> usb1:2
> usbcore: registered new driver lirc_mceusb
> I've tried it in all the usb ports as well
> Chris

I have several of those topseeds.  You need 0.8.7-cvs for blasting to
work with it.  Fedora probably already had that in, but centos does
not (0.8.6)..  Not sure if an rhel repos may have later lirc or not,
but you can compile it your self ad it will work.


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